I read a lot. Well, I used to read a lot before Baby Flamingo entered the scene. These days I have a little less time but still manage to read (or listen to) 1-2 books a month, most of them on personal finance, investing and mindset. In this article, I will share how I manage to read almost all my books for free, using a mix of free services offered by local libraries and free trials for paid subscription services.
So far, this has been a story about lost life savings, stupid investment decisions, our carefree (and savings-free) 20s, a gambling problem and a failed semi-retirement trial. But today, we are on track to reach Flamingo FI and semi-retire (with a generous cash buffer) in just over 2.5 years from now. So what happened?
Don’t worry, this story is not your everyday FIRE fairy tale. It is a story of lost lifetime savings, a gambling addiction, chronic health challenges and a failed semi-retirement test drive. You will see – if we can get Financial Independence thing done, anyone can! Born Mustachians? I am originally from Europe, where many things … Read more
Flamingo FIRE combines the best parts of three different retirement lifestyles – Semi-Retirement, Early Retirement (FIRE) and Traditional Retirement. Soon after we started our journey towards Financial Independence, it became clear to us that we didn’t want to be chained to our desks until we hit our FIRE number. We had started our journey to … Read more